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Youth Popular Culture & Education

The You-Tuber Revolution

During Term three I have been discussing popular culture and its impacts on society over the last century with my yr 11 Modern History class. In particular we have been looking at the creation of the teenager and how this group has developed over time and in different contexts. In talking about this in the staff room a friend passed on a survey she had created using the popular website ‘Survey Monkey’ that she had used with her Year 9 students.

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Resources for integrating pop culture into the classroom.

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